Sumatran orangutan

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Sumatran orangutan
Sumatra-Orang-Utan im Pongoland.jpg
Male at Leipzig Zoological Garden, Leipzig
Sumatra-Orang-Utan Pongo pygmaeus abeli Tierpark Hellabrunn-1.jpg
Female with infant at the Tierpark Hellabrunn, Munich
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Hominidae
Genus: Pongo
Species:
P. abelii
Binomial name
Pongo abelii
Lesson, 1827[2]
Mapa distribuicao pongo abelii.png
Distribution in Indonesia

The Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) is one of the three species of orangutans. Found only in the north of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, it is rarer than the Bornean orangutan but more common than the recently identified Tapanuli orangutan, also found in Sumatra.

References[change | change source]

  1. Singleton, Ian; Wich, Serge A.; Nowak, Matthew G.; Usher, Graham; Utami-Atmoko, Sri Suchi (2017). "Pongo abelii (errata version published in 2018)". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2017: e.T121097935A123797627.
  2. Lesson, René-Primevère (1827). Manuel de mammalogie ou Histoire naturelle des mammifères (in French). Paris: Roret, Libraire. p. 32.